A PROPOSAL to liberalise the global trade in artificially propagated orchids been approved by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its member governments - meeting in Santiago, Chile - exempted six species from trade controls. These included reared specimens of phalaenopsis (or moth orchid), oncidium (or dancing lady orchid), cattleya, cymbidium, denodrobium and vanda.

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